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DVD

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Kagemusha

Call Number

  • DVD FOREIGN (CEN)

Edition

Special ed. ; Widescreen version.

Languages

In Japanese with optional English subtitles.

Performers

Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2005]

Summary

Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.

Special features: audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince ; trailers and teasers ; "Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa" (19 min., 2005) ; a 41-minute documentary on Kagemusha, part of the Toho Masterworks series "Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create" ; "Image: Kurosawa's continuity," a 43-minute video that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches ; Suntory whiskey commercials made on set ; storyboards gallery.

In 16th century feudal Japan, a thief is saved from execution to train as a double for one of the warlords, Shingen. Three warlords, Shingen, Nobunaga, and Ieyasu, battle for total power over Japan. When Shingen receives a mortal wound, the double must take his place to hold the Takeda clan together.

Contents

  • Disc 1. Kagemusha
  • Disc 2. Supplements.
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